Charlotte, NC DWI/DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyers

Minick Law’s Charlotte, NC office is here to help.

Charlotte, NC DWI / DUI, Criminal Defense and Traffic Tickets Lawyers

Minick Law’s Charlotte Office assists clients with DWI / DUI, Criminal Defense, Traffic Violations and DMV Hearing cases. Our office is conveniently located off Route 485 in Charlotte, and our staff are standing by to answer your questions.

The goal of the team at Minick Law is to offer all of our clients the highest level of legal representation. Our attorneys are constantly working to improve their knowledge of the law we practice in an effort to give our clients the defense they deserve.

The attorney serving this office is Lance Williams.

Not only is Lance Williams a strong a competent lawyer, but he also served twelve years as Deputy Sheriff in Harvey, LA before he started law school. His experience on that side of the law and with charging crimes put his in a unique position and gives him insights into the mistakes and processes law enforcement officers are apt to make.

During his time as a law enforcement officer, Lance worked in the Street Crimes Division and was also a Team Leader of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. Lance is certified in DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

How Can We Help?

Minick Law, P.C. of Charlotte

Address: 2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd #202-253 Charlotte, NC 28273
Phone: (704) 215-4242
Fax: (828) 212-4300
Areas We Serve: Charlotte, Ballantyne, Barclay Downs, Eastway, Matthews, Myers Park, Pineville and surrounding areas


Charlotte, NC DWI / DUI Lawyers

Getting a DWI (driving while impaired) or a DUI (driving under the influence) can lead to many misfortunes such as license suspensions, high insurance rates, and even time in jail.

DWI/DUI law is a very complicated area of criminal law in the State of North Carolina. The types of cases we handles include Habitual DWI, Felony Driving While Impaired, Federal Driving Under Influence (DUI charged on Federal lands or parkway), Cherokee Tribal Court DWI, and Drug Related Impaired Driving cases (including marijuana DWI charges).

Here at Minick Law Charlotte, we do more than just fight for your in the courtroom. We care about your well-being and your future. Our team will work with you to make sure we get all of the facts and create an organized action plan to move towards the best results for your case.

Charlotte, NC Criminal Defense Lawyers

Our Criminal Defense Team in Charlotte we provide the support and expertise you need for a good criminal defense.

Receiving criminal charges is on no one “to-do list” and can be a really tough time in someone’s life. At Minick Law, our Criminal Defense Lawyers embrace a simple mission: we want to help. Going into criminal law proceedings can leave you feeling stressful, sad, anxious and overwhelmed. It is hard to foresee the future and uncertainty can be blinding.

We at Minick Law aim to help you clearly understand the legal process you are going through which can be confusing to navigate on your own.


Charlotte, NC Traffic Violations Lawyers

Whether you have a speeding ticket, reckless driving charges, or received a ticker for driving with a revoked or expired license charges, our Traffic Violation Team is here to help.

We at Minick Law will do our best to lessen the consequences of any court charges you may face relating to a traffic violation. Aside from this, will also take a look at your driving record and help figure out steps to keep it healthy in the future.


Charlotte, NC DMV Hearing Lawyers

If your license has been revoked or suspended and your have a DMV Hearing,or are trying to get your driver’s license reinstated, we understand that this is a big deal and will have a huge impact on your life.

You can also get a DMV Refusal Hearing if you refused to take a blood alcohol content or breathalyzer test when arrested with a DWI or DUI. Your license could end up being suspended for a year or more.

Get an experienced DMV Hearing lawyer with knowledge of DMV procedures to help you advocate for your driving privileges.

Directions to our Charlotte, NC Office

Take I-77 S/US-21 S to the NC-49 S/S Tryon St S exit, EXIT6B. Turn right onto S Tryon St/NC-49. Turn left onto Ayrsley Town Blvd. Arrive at 2015 AYRSLEY TOWN BLVD, #202-253.

Take I-77 N and take the Westinghouse Blvd exit, EXIT1A. Turn left onto Westinghouse Blvd. Turn right onto S Tryon St/NC-49. Turn right onto Ayrsley Town Blvd. Arrive at 2015 AYRSLEY TOWN BLVD, #202-253.

From I-85 N: Merge onto I-485 S via EXIT 30. Take the NC-49/S Tryon St exit, EXIT 1. Turn right onto S Tryon St/NC-49. Turn left onto Ayrsley Town Blvd. Arrive at 2015 AYRSLEY TOWN BLVD, #202-253.

From I-485 S: Take the NC-49/S Tryon St exit, EXIT 1. Turn left onto NC-49/S Tryon St. Turn left onto Ayrsley Town Blvd. Arrive at 2015 AYRSLEY TOWN BLVD, #202-253.

above and beyond

Lance Williams at Minick Law was the best experience I have ever had with a lawyer. He was always easy to reach by phone or email. If he missed a phone call, he would promptly call back. He was able to answer any question I had. Lance went above and beyond to help me. I wouldn’t look any further than Lance Williams when needing a lawyer to represent me again.

Jess McDonald

Meet Your Charlotte, NC Team

The Minick Law team aims to provide our clients with outstanding legal representation. Our attorneys are constantly improving their knowledge of the law, in an effort to arm our clients with the defense they deserve.

Lance Williams

Lance Williams


Lance Williams had 12 years of experience as a police officer before entering law school. His experience in charging crimes helps him to exploit mistakes made by law enforcement.


Learn More

He spent 12 years as a Deputy Sheriff in Harvey, LA. During his tenure there he worked in the Street Crimes Division as well as being a Team Leader of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. Lance is certified in DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (24 hour training) and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (16 hour training) by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Lance’s practice areas include:

 DWI/DUI Personal Injury Criminal Defense

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We Listen

During our initial conversation with you we will get information about the circumstances of your charge and your situation.

We Inform

Once we have these details we can explain the potential consequences you are facing.

We Plan

We will then create a detailed plan of action for your case to make sure that your traffic ticket is resolved in the appropriate manner. Our mission is to produce the best possible outcome on your case.

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Areas of Service

Cities: Asheville, Charlotte, Gastonia, Waynesville, and Wilmington.

Counties: Brunswick, Buncombe, Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Columbus, Gaston, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Lincolnton, Madison, McDowell, Mecklenburg, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey.

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